The Office of the Civil Defense Region 7 conducted a three-day training on Basic Incident Command System to the municipality of Tubigon from April 12 to 13 at JJ’s Foodstream and Restaurant, Tubigon Commercial Complex to bolster the capabilities of first responders in the town.
The training was attended by 33 participants from the civil society, people’s organization, barangay officials, department and section heads.
The Incident Command System is a tool to organize on-scene operations for a disasters, emergencies or events from small to complex incidents both natural and human-induced. Bohol having experienced a lot of disasters like typhoons, 7.2 magnitude earthquake and the Abu Sayyaf attack.
The training is very relevant and important to obtain knowledge and skills to heighten its vigilance in ensuring that disaster risks are prevented or minimized.
It is also a way of preparedness to address and respond the needs of affected constituents in case disaster occurs.
The training instructors were Acting Regional Director, Engr. Ver Neil B. Balaba, Retired Regional Director Angel D. Gaviola, Tashuana A. Villaflor and the secretariat was Crystine Marie G. Marron. They clearly emphasized that the objective of ICS is to ensure the safety of the responders and the public.
The training consists of eight modules with the following topics: Introduction to ICS, ICS Organization and Staffing, ICS Incident Facilities, Organization and Managing Incidents and Events, Incident/Event Assessment and Management by Objectives, Incident Resources and Resources Management, Incident and Event Planning and Transfer of Command, Demobilization and Closeout.
Mayor William R. Jao assured the OCD instructors that he would adapt this system because he don’t allow that this municipality would destroyed by terrorist attack just like what happened to Marawi.
The municipality has a multi-million investment both from the government and private sectors.
“We don’t waste it, we have to preserve, protect and be prepared all the time in case of disaster both natural and human induced”, the mayor said.